Basil is a spice and culinary plant that can be found in dozens of different forms around the world. Some varieties grow tiny leaves, while other types are tall with long stems for year-round use–this basil essential oil comes from Indian Ocimum Basilicum plants grown at varying heights so it’s never boring! Out of all the basil essential oil recipes we’ve tried, this one is by far the best!
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
Country of Origin: India
Extraction Method: Steam distillation, leaves
Aromatic Scent: Sweet vaguely anise-like minty smoky odor
Blends well with: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cloves, Bud Lime, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lemon, Neroli, Rosemary
The refreshing scent of basil can be used for any number of purposes, from cooking to meditation. If you’re looking for an essential oil for clarity, basil is a great choice! It’s especially good at clearing up confusion and stress in your mind! Diffuse or apply topically as needed with 2-5% dilution rates – simply mix this powerful herb into various blends depending on what you need it do.
Called ‘royal remedy’ or ‘king’ in Greek, Basil is a culinary favorite of Asian, Mediterranean, and Indian countries. The first part of this essential oil’s botanical name, Ocimum, means “to smell”.